Hilary Swank headed to 'Oz'?
April 26th, 2011
05:41 PM ET

Hilary Swank headed to 'Oz'?

Hilary Swank's next acting gig could take her somewhere over the rainbow. The two-time Oscar winner is being eyed for a role in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel.

According to Vulture, director Sam Raimi wants Swank to play an elder witch in "Oz, the Great and Powerful." The upcoming fantasy flick tells the backstory of such beloved characters as the Wizard and Glinda the Good Witch, and reveals info about the lesser-known Wicked Witch of the East, Evanorah, who had a house fall on her when Dorothy dropped in.

But if Disney has its way, Swank will get cast when monkeys fly: The studio reportedly is urging Raimi to hire Michelle Williams instead.

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'The Killing' star to play Brad Pitt's on-screen wife
April 26th, 2011
03:49 PM ET

'The Killing' star to play Brad Pitt's on-screen wife

Two of the stars from AMC’s “The Killing” are slaying the competition.

Both Mireille Enos, who portrays Detective Sarah Linden on the show, and Joel Kinnaman, who plays the other detective, Stephen Holder, have snagged major feature film roles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Enos is in talks to star as Brad Pitt’s wife in the actor’s upcoming adaptation of Max Brooks’ “World War Z.” Pitt himself is starring as a U.N. worker in the movie, which recounts a global zombie apocalypse through the first-hand accounts of those who survived it.

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Depp to do cameo in '21 Jump Street' movie
April 26th, 2011
03:24 PM ET

Depp to do cameo in '21 Jump Street' movie

Looks like Johnny Depp is moving back to "21 Jump Street"—the actor is set to make a cameo in the big-screen adaptation of his popular '80s TV series.

As Marquee previously reported, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will headline the movie about cops who go undercover as high school students. According to Entertainment Weekly, Depp—who starred on the Fox series with Holly Robinson Peete, Peter DeLuise and Dustin Nguyen—will also play a small role in the film.

Hill, who co-wrote the script, has long said he wanted Depp to be a part of the movie. "Hopefully, he does it," he said back in November. "It would be awesome if he did it."

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Do you feel sorry for Kate Middleton?
April 26th, 2011
02:38 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Do you feel sorry for Kate Middleton?

The paparazzi are out in full force ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Do you feel sorry for Kate? Let’s face it – the pressure will only increase after she’s married!

I do feel bad for her, but hey, it’s not like she doesn’t know what she’s getting into! And it certainly goes with the territory of being in the royal family. What do you think? Post your thoughts below.

Other big stories on the show today…

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Tracy Morgan takes on Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen
April 26th, 2011
01:48 PM ET

Tracy Morgan takes on Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen

Comedian Tracy Morgan has some not-so-funny words for headline-making stars Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen. In a new interview with PopEater, the "30 Rock" star puts each of the scandal stirrers in his place.

In recent weeks, potential GOP presidential candidate Trump has questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and has demanded to see his birth certificate.

"Tell him I've got it and it's in Brooklyn, and if he wants to see it come and get it," Morgan said. "Let's see if his a— will come down to Brooklyn and get it. He needs to leave the President alone, he's the President. Come on, man, nobody got no time for Donald Trump. Go build buildings, go play with your Lego set. We don't give any credence to that."

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Levi Johnston writing Palin tell-all
April 26th, 2011
12:36 PM ET

Levi Johnston writing Palin tell-all

If you think you’ve heard everything Levi Johnston could possibly say during his 15 minutes of fame, think again.

It turns out that Sarah Palin’s former future son-in-law has enough material on his relationship with the Alaska-based brood to fill an entire book.

Johnston, “best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy,” according to a statement, will “set the record straight” in his upcoming text, “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs.”

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